‘Agency and Resilience’ is the theme for the 10th conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network. Nine conferences have been held in various countries across the Pacific Rim, covering issues surrounding democratic planning and participatory design. In face of global and local environmental, social and economic challenges, we invite international planners and designers to deliberate on theories, design and practices related to resilience.


The theme ‘Agency and Resilience’ is set for community designers and related scholars or professionals around the globe to explore how to examine the roles of various stakeholders in advancing and realising resilient urban planning and design in diversified spatial and temporal settings to address issues related to climate change and socio-spatial polarisation.


15-17 December 2016 (Thursday to Saturday)


LT4, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Location map)

Key Dates

- Call for papers: 15 March 2016
- Deadline for abstract submission: 1 May 2016 (Extended to 15 June 2016)
- Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 June 2016 (Extended to 4 July 2016)
- Deadline for full paper submission: 31 October 2016 (Extended to 18 November 2016)
- Online registration opens: 1 May 2016
- Deadline for early bird online registration: 31 July 2016
- Online registration closes: 30 November 2016 (changed to 15 October 2016)
- Conference: 15-17 December 2016


Urban Studies Programme, jointly organized by the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the School of Architecture under the Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)


- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK
- School of Architecture, CUHK
- Faculty of Social Science
- Institute of Future Cities (IOFC), CUHK
- Centre of Community and Place Governance, IOFC, CUHK
- Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS), CUHK
- Research Centre for Urban and Regional Development, HKIAPS
- Pacific Rim Community Design Network
- Master of Science in Urban Design